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Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council

The Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council program, formed more than a quarter century ago. The MVCC’s mission is to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences for the purpose of improving the quality of life for all of the Island’s residents.

Contact


marthasvineyardculturalcouncil@gmail.com

Address
1059 State Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575-5003

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$33,000

FY24 Local Priorities

– Priority will be given to projects that benefit the community of Martha’s Vineyard.

FY24 Local Guidelines

– The project promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for the purpose of improving the quality of life for all the island’s residents.
– The project is widely accessible to island residents.
– The project addresses an identifiable and relevant interest to the MV community.
– The project’s objectives are clearly stated, and the outcomes are realistic and attainable.
– There are qualified, dependable individuals in place to carry out the project to its completion.
– There is a clear plan to promote and market the project to the community.
– The budget is complete and thorough.
– In the event that the project receives less than requested, the applicant has other potential sources of support or a plan for scaling the project back.
– The project impacts the entire Martha’s Vineyard community to the greatest extent possible.

Council Minutes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I1ZvUTd7LA_jRBqzk-_mUliZWa0RBO5i?usp=sharing

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
African-American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. Saving Rebecca $3,500
Aquinnah Artisans Aquinnah Artisans Holiday Fair and Childrens Art Show $625
Aquinnah Cultural Center, Inc. 17th Annual Native Artisan Market & Festival $4,725
Bender, Abby L. Built on Stilts $3,100
Bender, Abby L. Abby Bender Schmantze Theatre $2,325
Blactina Media Black Children's Reading Corner $1,000
Circuit Arts, Inc. 2024 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival $2,250
Circuit Arts, Inc. Cinema Circus $2,250
Dworkin, Motoko Tales of Now & Zen: An Evening of Stories for Adults $250
Feiffer, Kate Islanders Write $2,500
Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library, Inc. Sounds Like Summer: Music on the Lawn $3,412
Goff, Heather A Positive Magic at the Faery Way Station $1,330
Island Community Chorus, Inc. Honoraria for guest musicians accompanying concerts $1,500
Kirn, Roberta Winter Concert and Community Sings $3,653
Martha's Vineyard Ballroom Dance Local Music & Dancing — Off-Season $2,500
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living, Inc. Music & Memory Community Place $3,525
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Inc. Quartets, Duos and Trios, Oh my $1,500
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Inc. Capstone Concert: Focus on Jazz $350
Martha's Vineyard Film Society, Inc. 6th Annual Women In Film Festival $1,500
Martha's Vineyard Film Society, Inc. 19th Annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival $1,650
Martha's Vineyard Geological Society Martha's Vineyard Fossil Day $2,775
Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Inc. Billy Baloo $1,250
Oak Bluffs Association, Inc. LGBTQ+ Pride Weekend $2,500
Oak Bluffs Public Library Sankofa Festival $1,875
Town of Tisbury Memorial Day Picnic Traditional Music $188
Vineyard Conservation Society, Inc. Art of Conservation $1,250
Wentworth, Kenneth A. Blue Minds Ocean Education Series $1,500
Witham, Elizabeth M. Species in Focus: Martha's Vineyard's Biodiversity in 4K $3,750
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard Inc Drive-In at the YMCA $2,250
vanderhoop, durwood Black Brook Singers at the Circle $2,500


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